Whereas, The requirements for the use of Carl D. Perkins Vocational Technical Education Act (VTEA) funding, Federal Bill S250, have recently been substantially revised and will require major changes in the way vocational programs can receive and spend VTEA dollars;
Whereas, The VTEA changes as well as the California measure AB1802 were enacted so recently that local college personnel may not even be aware of the changes and how they will affect their programs; and
Whereas, The changes in funding methods are impacting local planning processes because district business operations are requiring highly accelerated expenditure timelines in response to these changes;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with local senates and occupational faculty to help inform them about the new funding options and requirements; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the System Office to oppose any changes that circumvent agreed-upon local budgetary processes for the local distribution of VTEA funding. MSC Disposition: System Office, Local Senates
Breakout at 2009 Voc Leadership Institute.